FYI- Department of Defense Debuts Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Research Gra

Mon Sep 26 12:40:59 CDT 2016

Department of Defense Debuts Vannevar Bush Faculty  Fellowship, Research 
Grant Now Accepting Proposals

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a new competition  for the 
"Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship" in a recent Funding Opportunity  
Announcement (FOA) (N00014-16-R-FO12) on This program is  formerly 
known as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty  Fellowship 
(NSSEFF), and both program names will be used for this round of  competition 
during the transition phase.  
The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program is sponsored by the  Basic 
Research Office, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for  Research and 
Engineering (ASD(R&E)). The Office of Naval Research  (ONR) executes the 
program for ASD(R&E) and is soliciting proposals.  This program seeks outstanding 
researchers to propose basic research that  is potentially transformative in 
topics areas of interest to the DoD.   
“I strongly believe DoD faces some of the most exciting and  difficult 
problems to be found in research and technology,” said Secretary  of Defense Ash 
Carter.  “Vannevar Bush fellows will lead the way in  transforming and 
defining new fields of science and in helping the  Department look to the future.
This new program name commemorates Dr. Vannevar Bush (1890-1974).  He was 
the Director of Scientific Research and Development during World  War II and 
the author of "Science, The Endless Frontier.”  Bush was  also a professor 
and Dean of Engineering at MIT and later founded a large  defense and 
electronics company. As a devoted teacher, administrator and  entrepreneur, Bush 
made creative and innovative contributions to science,  engineering and the 
During World War II, Bush mobilized America’s scientific  resources to 
achieve advances in defense technologies that were decisive  in winning the war. 
After the war, he was instrumental in formulating  sound policies for the 
advancement of science, engineering and education.   
Bush, in his famous 1945 report, "Science: The Endless Frontier,”  wrote 
that “the pioneer spirit is still vigorous within this nation.  Science offers 
a largely unexplored hinterland for the pioneer who has the  tools for his 
task.  The rewards of such exploration both for the  nation and the 
individual are great. Scientific progress is one essential  key to our security as a 
nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to a  higher standard of 
living, and to our cultural progress."  For more  information on how to apply, 
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